• Our Unique Elections

    A lot of young new faces in parliament is an extremely important thing. Ukraine has finally approached an ideal of the open society in which young people have real possibilities to enter the parliament.

  • Fear and Peace

    There was a lot of news and prognoses about how the Ukrainian elections would play out in the Donbas region. Many had predicted that election day in Donbas would see provocations or even clashes. However, nothing like this has happened.

  • Doves vs. Hawks: A post-election draw

    Undoubtedly, the Kremlin analysts will notice that although Poroshenko has not been hurt by these early elections and received the position of card dealer, the Kyiv’s “war camp” has increased in power and in a serious Yatsenyuk-style way.

  • Ukrainians Finally Say Goodbye to its Communist Past

    Exit polls in Ukraine indicated two key points. Firstly, 80 per cent of Ukrainians voted for the parties, which support Ukraine's accession to the European Union and NATO. This indicates the irreversibility of the European choice and a final divorce with Russia.

  • Democracy at a Time of War

    The outcome of the Ukrainian parliamentary elections brought no surprises. The victory of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) is a confirmation of a quite strong mandate for Ukraine's new authorities.

  • Ukraine’s Elections: Where do they stand?

    The list of the Poroshenko Bloc is led by Vitali Klitschko. It is also worth noting that among the bloc’s candidates are also well-known figures such as Olha Bohomolets, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayem.

  • Poroshenko Is Calling the Shots

    New Eastern Europe's interview with Piotr Bajor, Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University. On Ukrainian parliamentary elections, popularity of the Poroshenko Bloc and Arseniy Yatsenyuk's chances to remain the prime minister.

  • Ukraine: Decision Time

    The Petro Poroshenko Bloc is the front-runner. All opinion polls indicate that the party could come out with 20-30 per cent of the votes. The most recent research confirmed its leading position and predicted that 24.2 per cent of Ukrainian citizens would vote in favour of the bloc.

  • Estonia: How Much Equality?

    Estonia became the first post-Soviet state to legalised same-sex unions. Compared to other former Soviet nations such as Kyrgyzstan, which has been considering criminalising the spreading “gay propaganda”, Estonia has been presented by many in the western media as a role model.

  • A Loss for Russia

    The death of the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, is an irretrievable loss for Russia. He was a strong supporter of maintaining good economic relations between the European Union and Russia in spite of the Ukrainian crisis.

  • Ukrainian Separatism Revisited

    The division into west and east is the most obvious comparison between Lviv and Donetsk. However, the closer we move to the centre of Ukraine, the contrast is less visible. To put it simply – western Ukraine is not entirely orange, and eastern Ukraine is not totally blue.

  • Open Letter on the Dissolution of Memorial

    We express our disapproval of the recent claim submitted to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation by the Russian Justice Ministry to dissolve the Russian Historical, Educational, Charity and Human Rights Society “Memorial”.

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